21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  15 h
1
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Poltava
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Kiev
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Vinnytsia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Lutsk
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Odessa

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Assumption Cathedral and Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Shustov Cognac Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Odessa trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Odessa is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Odessa due to the time zone difference. May in Odessa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Shustov Cognac Museum ©
Shustov Cognac Museum

2
nights
Kharkiv

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
You'll explore and learn at Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Museum of Coffee. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kharkov Dolphinarium and Ilya Repin Museum. Step out of Kharkiv with an excursion to Church of St. Stanislav in Chortkiv--about 10h 45 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Pokrovsky Cathedral, stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and take in the exciting artwork at Palladium.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kharkiv day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kharkiv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of St. Stanislav, Ilya Repin Museum
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Museum of Coffee ©
Museum of Coffee
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
The Pokrovsky Cathedral ©
The Pokrovsky Cathedral

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Sampsoniy Church and St. Panteleimon Church. You'll explore and learn at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore and The Poltava Battle History Museum. Explore Poltava's surroundings by going to Museum of Ukrainian Pottery (in Opishnya) and National Museum of Nikolai Gogol (in Gogolevo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum and appreciate the history behind Peter I Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Poltava online route planner.

Take a train from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, National Museum of Nikolai Gogol
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mezhyhirya Residence Museum and Mikhail Bulgakov Museum. Visit Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Nicolas Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kiev road trip tool.

Getting from Poltava to Kiev by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Kiev sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Mezhyhirya Residence Museum ©
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum ©
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

2
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsia is a city in west-central Ukraine, located on the banks of the Southern Bug.It is the administrative center of Vinnytsia Oblast and the largest city in the historic region of Podillia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church, then examine the collection at National Pirogov's Estate Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): engage your brain at Science Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vinnytsya Regional Lore Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ukrainian Philatelic Museum of Jakiw Balaban, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vinnytsia Regional Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Vinnytsia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kiev to Vinnytsia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio ©
Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church ©
Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church

2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Paul, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, then step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress, and finally see the interesting displays at Khotyn Historic Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Historic Customs House, delve into the distant past at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, examine the collection at Kamenetz-Podolskiy Historical Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Myhaylivskyi Roman Catholic Church of Dominican Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Josafat Trinitarian Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Turkish Minaret.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamianets-Podilskyi road trip planning app.

Drive from Vinnytsia to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lutsk.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Khotyn
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

1
night
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Lutsk is a city on the Styr River in northwestern Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Bells Museum, step into the grandiose world of Lubart's Castle, examine the collection at Books Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovska Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Technical Progress Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lutsk day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Lutsk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lutsk are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Lutsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon
Technical Progress Museum ©
Technical Progress Museum

3
nights
Lviv

Lviv
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life and Church of the Jesuits. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dominican Cathedral and Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Armenian street, examine the collection at Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and stop by Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lviv road trip planner.

Getting from Lutsk to Lviv by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Museum of Folk Architecture and Life
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life
Armenian street ©
Armenian street
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral

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